Hoarder

Hoarder

“I realised just how bad Dad's living conditions were about a year after his death. I was talking to a cousin of mine who had recently become a police officer. It’s not often that you get a chance to have a firsthand glimpse into the seedy underbelly of the society you live in ...

‘Hoarder’ is a chapter from my first book Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood

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A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

“I always knew that my dad was an addict, but it took me a while to truly understand the difference between my dad and my friends’ dads. However, as I moved from primary school into high school, the differences became more and more apparent …”

A Day In The Life is a chapter from my first book Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood

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The Night My Dad Died

The Night My Dad Died

On the night of my father’s death, I actually had plans to visit him. If these plans were not changed, I may have been the one to discover his passing and in doing so, prevent his neighbour from breaking in and robbing his lifeless corpse ...

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Who Let The Bum In?

Who Let The Bum In?

"By the end of year seven, I was starting to realise just how different my father was from those of my friends ... I only remember him working here and there, helping his friends with basic labouring or graphic design work. That, and the drug dealing."

Who Let The Bum In? Is a chapter from my first book Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood

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